SOEKARNO-HATTA International Airport Health Office provides a special route for prospective passengers or migrants who pocket negative PCR test results to facilitate the flow of visitors.

According to the Head of Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s Port Health Office Anas Ma’ruf said that those who have negative PCR test results will be easier because there are special routes for Indonesian citizens and foreigners. In principle, the Indonesian Government requires every citizen and foreigner who comes to have a negative PCR result.

“All arrival procedures for both Indonesian citizens and foreigners refer to Minister of Health’s SE No. HK.02.01/MENKES/338/2020 concerning Handling of Returning Indonesian Citizens and Foreign Arrivals from Abroad at Soekarno Hatta Airport and Juanda Airport. Then, the next procedure, which is given a health alert card, filling out forms, health checks (temperature, oxygen) and interviews,” he said.

He added, what if those who did not have a negative PCR, filled in documents, health alert cards, temperature and oxygen scans, they would be tested quickly at the airport. If it is reactive, it will be referred to the Corona Emergency Hospital in Kemayoran. If it is not reactive, a quarantine introduction will be given to do the swab.

Anas said for those who will travel abroad, they must know the health procedures in the destination country because they are different, such as in Hong Kong and South Korea imposing different rules.

On the same occasion, Executive General Manager of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Agus Haryadi said that currently making flights, especially domestic flights, was made easier.

“Indeed, at the time of COVID-19 at the point of the Lebaran period, strict health protocols, prospective passengers must have an assignment letter. However, we must find a balance point between the economy and health must go together. One example, namely for the validity period of the rapid test or “rapid test” extended from three days to 14 days,” he noted.

In addition, continued Agus, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport also provides rapid test services for prospective passengers. It’s getting easier, we think prospective passengers want ‘one stop service’. This is what we caught that the facility was needed at the airport.

At present, PT Angkasa Pura II only operates two terminals, namely Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 where various facilities have been adjusted to minimize touch, such as elevators, hand rails, and counters for check-in tables. [antaranews/photo special]